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 News    May 5, 2014

Obama Makes 17th Trip to L.A. Since Taking Office

President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive today for a two-day visit to Los Angeles for two political fundraisers and a speech at a gala for an organization founded by Steven Spielberg to keep...

 
 News    May 5, 2014

Stiviano Arrested by SMPD In 2004

The woman who recorded Donald Sterling's racist rant has two shoplifting arrests under her designer belt - but the cases were later expunged, sources said. V. Stiviano first was busted for sticky...

 

Verdi Chorus Scores Again

Anne Marie Ketchum, Music Director and Founding Artistic Director for The Verdi Chorus (now Frank and Merle Strauss Artistic Director), pulled out all the stops for their Spring performances this past...

 
 News    May 5, 2014

Local News Briefs

Tony the Tiger Voice Actor Dies Lee Marshall, one of the actors who supplied the booming voice of Tony the Tiger in commercials, has died. He was 64. His son, Jason VanBorssum, tells the Los Angeles Times (http://bit.ly/1uH8hbv ) Marshall died of...

 

SMC Trustee Dr. Louise Jaffe Elected President Of California Community College Trustees

Dr. Louise Jaffe – a member of the SMC Board of Trustees and a longtime supporter of Santa Monica's educational institutions – has been elected President of the California Community Colleges...

 

Letter Bergamot Art Center

Dear Editor: Subject-Bergamot Art Center Community Meeting May 6th I attended the Bergamot Art Center meeting on May 6 and I have the following comments: 1. The existing Bergamot Arts Center is extremely fragile. It can only exist if it has on-site...

 
 Events   

Discover the History: Santa Monica's Gold Coast

The Santa Monica History Museum will be hosting Discover the History: Santa Monica's Gold Coast, a lecture by noted film historian Marc Wanamaker on Sunday, May 18th, 2014. The lecture will follow...

 
 By Antje Weser    News    May 5, 2014

SANTA MONICA CRIME WATCH

Couple Assaulted in Local Hotel Santa Monica Police say they were called to the Ocean Luxury Lofts and Suites at 107 Broadway, regarding an assault in progress. It happened on May 6 at about 3:45 in...

 

santa monica schools

Samohi POPS Concert and Lincoln Middle School Open House....

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    May 5, 2014

California Chrome: Kentucky Derby Champion

By Fred Altieri Observer Reporter What a horse. What a team. And California bred. California Chrome's magical mystery tour intensified as the three-year old wonder horse thoroughly electrified and...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 5, 2014

STERLING PLANS TO SUE NBA FOR $1.7 BILLION

Donald Sterling has been confrontational during his 33 years as the Clippers' owner so it isn't surprising that he isn't taking his lifetime suspension without a fight. Sterling has a $1.7 billion...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 5, 2014

Lakers Plan Long Search For New Coach

The Lakers have indicated they plan a long search for a coach to replace Mike D'Antoni, who resigned last week following two unsuccessful seasons. The Lakers are in the difficult position of being wit...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 5, 2014

Clippers' Sterling Has Cancer

What other news, what other developments could there be from the Clippers' bizarre week as they await a deciding Game 7 of their opening round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors? Well,...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 5, 2014

Magic Denies He'll Buy Clippers

Magic Johnson issued the following statement concerning rumors he might buy the Clippers. ´I am not going to buy the Clippers,” he said. The NBA is attempting to force disgraced owner Donald...

 

MOVIE REVIEW: THE IMMIGRANT

Directed by James Gray and co-written with Ric Menello, THE IMMIGRANT is a film that is not to be missed and is, quite honestly, the best work of Gray's career thus far and will be difficult to top....

 

MOVIE REVIEW: LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY'S RETURN

From the moment that L. Frank Baum put pen to paper back in 1900 and swept that first generation of collective and individual imaginations up into a Kansas twister, the stories of Dorothy Gale, her...

 

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